Hannah Lloyd Neall’s Short Story “Placer”

  “Placer”: a Place to Critique Christian Middle-Class Morality In Hannah Lloyd Neall’s short story “Placer”, an Indian baby is placed in the care of a middle-class Christian couple, the Hamilton’s, when John Hamilton recuses the infant from impending death. Upon bringing it home, John leaves it to Esther Hamilton to care for. Through the…

Louisa May Alcott’s “Behind a Mask”

Behind a Mask, by Louisa May Alcott, involves the thirty year old aging actress Jean Muir who’s quest to become a member of high society leads her to the wealthy Coventry family under the guise of being a nineteen year old Scottish governess needed for young Bella Coventry. In order to reach her end goal of marrying into…